1890 Born The 1911 census says Horsham on the army entry , but I cannot tie that to a birth, which points to 1887. And there is a Walter born Horsham in 1890 so this should be him.
1891 census at Spencer Rd, Horsham
1901 census at
1911 census at 12th Royal Lancers, POTCHEFSTROOM, TRANSVAAL, SOUTH AFRICA. He is a private born Horsham, Sussex 1887.
1914 Aug 5 Landed in France, indicating him being a regular soldier
1915 Oct 28. The undermentioned Warrant, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men to be Second Lieutenants for service in the Field: The East Surrey Regiment. Serjeant Walter Charles Cook, from 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers.
1915 Divorce Court File: 6353. Appellant: Grace Cook. Respondent: Charles Walter Cook. Type: Wife's petition for divorce [wd].
1916 Apr 15 MC Gazetted. Second Lieutenant Walter Charles Cook, The East Surrey Regiment, attached 7th Battalion. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when holding a crater with his platoon. He controlled his men skillfully, showed great disregard of danger, and for 48 hours held his position with coolness and resource, repelling in all three hostile attacks. Subsequently he made gallant attempts to erect wire under very heavy fire.
1917 Jun 5. R.W. Surr. R. Temp. Capt. W. C. Cook, M.C. (2nd Lt., E. Surr. R.), to be actg. Maj. while 2nd in comd. of a Bn.
1917 Jul 1. 2nd Lt to be Lt. E. Surr. R.—W. C. Cook, M.C.
1917 Oct 14. R.W. Surr. R. Temp. Capt. (actg. Maj.) W. C. Cook, M.C. (2nd Lt., E. Surr. R.), from E. Surr. R., to be temp. Capt
1918 Mar 30 From War Diary of 6th battalion R West Surrey. WARLOY BAILLON Resting. Very wet. Major W.C. Cook E. Surrey Rt. Assumes command of Battn. Church parade. Raining hard.
1918 Apr 13. Royal West Kent Regiment - Temporary Major W. C. Cook, M.C., (Royal West Surrey Regiment) (Lieutenant East Surrey Regiment) to be acting Lieutenant - Colonel while commanding a Battalion
1918 May 15. Royal West Kent Regiment. - Temporary Major (Acting Lieutenant - Colonel) W C Cook, MC., (Lieutenant East Surrey Regiment), relinquishes the acting rank of Lieutenant -Colonel on ceasing to command a Battalion.
1918 Sep 24. R W. Surr. R. Lt. W. C. Cook, M.C. (E. Surr. R.), relinquishes the temp, rank of Maj. on ceasing to be empld. with 6th Bn.
1919 Jul 30. E. Surrey. R.—Lt. W. C. Cook, M.C., retires., receiving a gratuity.and is granted the rank of Major.
1919 Aug 27 Eligible for SWB. Address Franche Court Rd, Lower Tooting
1920 marries at Horsham to Agnes Lucy Farmer
1921 Jun 23 Joined ADRIC with service no 2072. Posted to D Coy
1922 Jan 20. He appears to be still serving on demobilisation of ADRIC
1934 Divorce Court File: 413. Appellant: Walter Charles Cook. Respondent: Beryl Katherine Cook otherwise Beryl Katherine Smith. Type: Husband's petition for/of nullity
1938 Nov 4, Ceases to belong to reserve of officers as he has reached age limit.
1954 Died Horsham aged 64